After announcing a broadcast partnership with A+E Networks earlier this year, and rolling out a redesigned website this week, the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) on Thursday announced go90 as the league’s exclusive streaming partner.
All matches will be free and accessible for fans outside the United States.
go90 will feature all league matches—except the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime—via live and on-demand streaming. Fans can access matches at go90.com or by downloading the go90 app on iOS and Android phones. Those living outside the United States will be able to watch all games live and on-demand on NWSLSoccer.com and via the NWSL iOS app.
Fans in the U.S. may have trouble streaming matches directly from their desktops and onto their TVs. There are some options for you, however. In addition to the Apple and Android apps, with go90 version 3.0 and later, viewers can cast live games from the go90 app to Airplay with Apple TV and Google Chromecast.
Each streamed match will be produced in high definition and will feature a halftime show as well as brief pregame and postgame shows. The league has promised a “consistent, state-of-the-art approach.” Michael Cohen, a veteran broadcaster of nine Olympic Games and three World Cups, will serve as the league’s executive producer for all digital broadcasts.
go90 is a free social entertainment platform that is fully ad-supported and owned by Verizon Communications. Because the company manages the streaming service, go90 doesn't count against your data if your mobile plan is through Verizon.
Four Reign FC matches will be featured on Lifetime as the NWSL Game of the Week: May 27 in Houston, July 8 versus North Carolina Courage, August 26 at home against Portland Thorns FC, and September 9 in Orlando. These matches can be accessed on the Lifetime TV channel, at mylifetime.com, via the Lifetime iOS and Android app, and at NWSLsoccer.com or the NWSL iOS app for fans outside the United States.
The first Reign FC match to stream on the go90 app is just around the corner, as Seattle kicks off the 2017 season at home against Sky Blue FC on Saturday, April 15.